Canada is a country where wine is booming. Just like in France, there are several regulations specific to each grand cru in order to produce only the best for Canadians. Each wine therefore follows a well-specified process to be categorized. For Quebecers, wine production is not a simple job, but it is a passion and a real pride.
Different types of wine are produced in Canada. Each wine has its own authenticity and characteristic taste.
Legend fortified maple wine from the Nokomis brand is similar to port wine. It is produced from maple wine, according to a recipe closely guarded by its manufacturer. Quebec restaurateurs particularly appreciate this alcoholic beverage. Delicate and complex at the same time, it leaves a good smell of maple and spices on the nose and on the palate. You...
This Chardonnay-type Canadian white wine has a clear, straw-coloured robe. It is a balanced and modern dry wine, as the region knows how to produce. On the nose, it reveals aromas of melon and honey. Once in the mouth, this Chardonnay from the Pelee Island brand reveals surprises. It's fruity flavors of lime and peach, with a hint of acidity and a very...
This Canadian Cabernet Franc type wine is a red from the Ontario region. He has a red robe verging on purple. Its bouquet is vegetal, floral and woody, with a hint of raspberry. The 2018 Cabernet Frac from Peele Island Winery is well balanced between strength and sweetness, and moderate tannins. It is considered rather dry and slightly acidic. We discover...
Pinot Noir VQA is a Canadian red wine made from Burgundian-type pinot noir vines, growing in the Ontario region of Canada. This almost light, dry and very acidic red wine has complex flavors. It reveals aromas of leather, tobacco, raspberry, plums and cherries. It is the perfect companion for a romantic dinner or with friends, a picnic, a winter evening...
A This beautiful pale pink wine with golden reflections and a surprising taste is a product of the Canadian terroir. It is produced by Domaine Labranche in Quebec. At the same time maple grove, orchard and vineyard, Domaine Labranche offers a rosé wine made from maple sap, maple syrup, raspberry, with distinctive aromas of caramelized red fruits. It is...
Caribou - Product of Quebec FolkloreVin Caribou is an aperitif made from an old traditional recipe. Legend has it that this beverage was created by the very first settlers who came to Quebec towards the end of the 17th century. Native American tribes of the time believed that this foreign drink contained caribou blood, thus naming it in reference to this...
With a red color similar to the ground, red wine from Canada is sought after for its spicy taste. You will quickly feel the flavor of cinnamon or that of cloves.
Its particularity lies in its well-pronounced acidity thanks to a unique fermentation method from the Canadian tradition.
Among the Canadian red wines that are well known internationally, you have:
Cabernet Franc red wine from the famous Pelee Island brand,
and Pinot Noir red wine from Pelee Island as well.
Canadian white wine
With a tender taste, the white wine of Canada is unique thanks to its Chardonnay grape variety. It gives off a taste similar to honey and melon. Canadian white wine is famous thanks to Chardonnay white wine from Ontario's Pelee Island brand as well.
Icewine is a typical Canadian wine, highly appreciated around the world. It is made from a fermentation of frozen grape juice. Therefore, the taste will be sweet with a slight note of acidity.
In this category you have:
Vidal grand reserve ice wine,
and Vidal Icewin Icewine.
Fortified maple wine
Fortified maple wine is a wine that is only produced in Canada. Made from maple syrup fermented for several months, its taste is spicy with a note of black licorice and a scent of tobacco.